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Home for Sale – 299 Drexel Lane, Islesboro, ME – $5,000,000

About 299 Drexel Lane, Islesboro, ME

As featured in Architectural Digest, this classic 20+ bedroom shingle style home has been beautifully maintained and totally redecorated by the current owner. Set privately at the north end of Islesboro island, this remarkable home was built in 1903 and is made up of 4 lots and over 48 total acres of spectacular oceanfront land including a deep water dock on Sabbathday Harbor. The land, which is partially in conservation with the Islesboro Island Trust, includes wonderful open fields with ocean views, walking paths through the woods down to the shorefront, beach and open ocean access, garden areas, and a majestic approach up a tree covered winding gravel road. The house is perfectly designed to accommodate large groups of friends and family, but cozy enough for single family living. There are great entertaining spaces including a large fieldstone fireplace in the living room, a fantastic custom built bar area, a great dining room with a fireplace, a large and well equipped kitchen with a walk in refrigerator and fabulous pantry area. There is also an office and laundry room on the first floor. The second floor features the master bedroom suite with its own private sun porch, and full bathroom with a claw foot tub and separate shower, as well as 14 additional bedrooms and 4 additional full bathrooms. The entire third floor of the home is a magical children’s space complete with four separate themed bedrooms and a full bathroom, a school house, a library, a diner, play equipment, and a built in stage with props for endless entertainment. There are two large sun porches, and a sunny back deck overlooking an in ground swimming pool. There is also a detached barn for car storage. This is a one of a kind property.

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Home for Sale – 300 East Shore Drive, Islesboro, ME – $4,300,000

About 300 East Shore Drive, Islesboro, ME

Privately set above the waters edge this shingle style residence is evocative of Islesboro’s historic summer cottages and is perfectly suited for year round living. The property is located on a quiet dead end street and walkable to Dark Harbor village, the Tarratine Club, and island amenities. It includes a primary residence, guest house, garage, one of the more protected east shore docks and mooring, and beach, all sheltered by Joe’s Rock. This home and cottage are thoughtfully designed to capture expansive unobstructed views of all of East Penobscot Bay from Cape Rosier to North Haven. On the main level of the home there is a formal entrance in which you are greeted with a magnificent two story waterview foyer, with doors leading to an expansive deck, sprawling lawn, and gardens. There is a well appointed eat-in chef’s kitchen with modern appliances and a wood cook stove, pantry and bar. The library, dining room, living room and sunroom each have a fireplace. And there is a powder room for guests. There is an informal side entrance which provides sheltered access to the gardening and mudroom, the laundry room with half bath, and kitchen. The second level has, at one end, a master bedroom with walk-in closet, full bathroom and deck. At the other end there are three bedrooms each with their own bathroom. Between the two there are a couple of sitting areas. The residence also has an elevator servicing all floors, two staircases, and plenty of additional living and storage space on the lower level/walk-out basement. The guest cottage is partially complete. The second story awaits your final touches. 3+ acres, 460+ water frontage. Automatic whole house generator, super fast internet, Built circa 2006.

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Virtual Open House – 1588 Turtle Head Road, Islesboro, Maine

1588 Turtle Head Road, Islesboro, Maine

Take in the memorizing ocean views from your own island getaway. As you arrive at Heavenly Daze, a private wooded driveway leads you to the well maintained, fully furnished contemporary home offering easy one floor living and separate guest apartment. Stunning ocean views from the open concept kitchen, dining and living area. Spacious master bedroom with full bath, tile shower and walk-in closet. A guest bedroom, large laundry room with sink, half bath and convenient mudroom make for easy living and year round enjoyment. The main home offers 2 heat pumps for heating or cooling, a woodstove and monitor heaters if needed. Fully insulated including newly installed closed cell spray foam in the crawlspace will keep you comfortable in any season. Other recent improvements include new roof on main house, whole house 20KW stand-by generator and fiber optic line for internet service. Across the driveway a gambrel barn with parking for 2 cars, additional covered space under the shed roof and a bonus 1 bedroom apartment above. From the separate entrance, stairs lead you to an open living room/kitchen, full bath and bedroom with ocean views. Situated on the north end of the island, facing towards Belfast and overlooking Sprague Cove – wonderful potential for protected mooring for your boat. A stairway leads down to the gravelly waterfront that has a beach area even at high tide. Spend your evenings gazing at the sunset over the mainland or enjoy sipping your morning coffee from the large oceanside deck. Island life is calling, don’t miss out!

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Home for Sale – 1588 Turtle Head Road, Islesboro, ME – $639,000

About 1588 Turtle Head Road, Islesboro, ME

Take in the memorizing ocean views from your own island getaway. As you arrive at Heavenly Daze, a private wooded driveway leads you to the well maintained, fully furnished contemporary home offering easy one floor living and separate guest apartment. Stunning ocean views from the open concept kitchen, dining and living area. Spacious master bedroom with full bath, tile shower and walk-in closet. A guest bedroom, large laundry room with sink, half bath and convenient mudroom make for easy living and year round enjoyment. The main home offers 2 heat pumps for heating or cooling, a wood stove and monitor heaters if needed. Fully insulated including newly installed closed cell spray foam in the crawlspace will keep you comfortable in any season. Other recent improvements include new roof on main house, whole house 20KW stand-by generator and fiber optic line for internet service. Across the driveway a gambrel barn with parking for 2 cars, additional covered space under the shed roof and a bonus 1 bedroom apartment above. From the separate entrance, stairs lead you to an open living room/kitchen, full bath and bedroom with ocean views. Situated on the north end of the island, facing towards Belfast and overlooking Sprague Cove – wonderful potential for protected mooring for your boat. A stairway leads down to the gravelly waterfront that has a beach area even at high tide. Spend your evenings gazing at the sunset over the mainland or enjoy sipping your morning coffee from the large oceanside deck. Island life is calling, don’t miss out!

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Virtual Open House – 243 Main Road, Islesboro, Maine

243 Main Road, Islesboro, Maine

Privately set on the island of Islesboro, this historic cape farmhouse is set on 11 bucolic acres of fields and woods, with a farm pond. Retire here, enjoy it as a second home, offer it as a vacation rental, or live in it year round. Offered furnished.View our virtual tour for a complete walk through of this charming 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home. First floor has a master bedroom and full bath, library, living room with fireplace, kitchen, dining room with direct access to a large back deck overlooking the private yard, and a mudroom. Second floor has 2 bedrooms, one with a half-bath ensuite, and a full bath off of the hallway.Explore the expansive grounds, woods and fields, which are suitable for gardening, farming, and housing any variety of livestock and horses. Plenty of room to renovate, expand, and build.Centrally located mid-island.

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Home for Sale – 243 Main Road, Islesboro, ME

About 243 Main Road, Islesboro, ME

Privately set on the island of Islesboro, this historic cape farmhouse is set on 11 bucolic acres of fields and woods, with a farm pond. Retire here, enjoy it as a second home, offer it as a vacation rental, or live in it year round. Offered furnished. View our virtual tour for a complete walk through of this charming 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home. First floor has a master bedroom and full bath, library, living room with fireplace, kitchen, dining room with direct access to a large back deck overlooking the private yard, and a mudroom. Second floor has 2 bedrooms, one with a half-bath ensuite, and a full bath off of the hallway. Explore the expansive grounds, woods and fields, which are suitable for gardening, farming, and housing any variety of livestock and horses. Plenty of room to renovate, expand, and build. Centrally located mid-island.

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Home for Sale – 1081 Deep Cove Lane, Islesboro, ME

About 1081 Deep Cove Lane, Islesboro, ME

Retreat to this waterfront home, nestled in nature on the eastern shore of Islesboro in scenic Ryder’s Cove. Enjoy views of Penobscot Bay and the Camden Hills from this 3 bedroom, 1 bath open concept home and its expansive treehouse-like decks and porches. Complete with connected studio or guest space. Sits high on a bluff away from it all. Wooded and sloping land to the shore. Garden shed. 182′ of shorefront. 1.9 acres.

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Explore Islesboro, Maine

Islesboro is an island in which one can conveniently escape the stresses of daily life for a close-knit scenic island community where peace and solace are easily attainable for all.

Not So Far-Fetched Tranquility and Exploration

Located just three miles off the coast of Lincolnville in the upper Penobscot Bay area of Midcoast Maine, Islesboro is a narrow 14 square mile island community that can be easily accessed via a 30-minute ferry ride or air taxi service.  Islesboro hosts a year-round population of about 550 that soars substantially to about 1000 in the summer months as it is a popular summer colony and tourist destination.  Even when confined to the island itself, there is never a shortage of sights and activities.  Within Islesboro’s villages of Dark Harbor, Pripet, and North Islslesboro (also known as Guinea) lies many harbors, coves, lighthouses, beaches, small islands, ponds, museums, and even a state park to be explored by those visiting the island.  Nature walks, hiking, bicycling, and exploration along the coastline are common activities for residents.  Warren Island State Park is a 70-acre separate island located just ½ from the southern tip of the main Islesboro Island that is part of the town that offers hiking trails and campsites.  The park has a pier for private boat access as it was the first state park in Maine specifically designed for boaters as there is no viable public transportation to access it.  This, in combination with the fact that there are no phones available on the island, reinforces the feeling of peace and solitude that visitors attempt to attain when visiting both the park and Islesboro as a whole, and this feeling is hard to replicate and one that is very hard to come by in the modern-day.  Regardless of whether your roots to the island span multiple generations or you are a new resident, Islesboro renders more than enough to keep you active, entertained, and content.

A History of Leisure and Simplicity

Unlike many tourist and vacation communities in Maine, Islesboro has consciously halted commercialization and remains profoundly akin to the way it was around the turn of the 20th century, allowing residents to retreat to a much simpler lifestyle that holds that values and culture of the old traditional New England island community in which it was founded on.  Shipping and shipbuilding were significant parts of Islesboro’s economy in the first half of the 19th century.  While this industry is no longer central to the island’s economy, it surely left its mark on the culture.  Sailing is very popular in Islesboro as the area continues to offer sailors some of the best conditions in the world. The summer months bring a number of unique showings of art and musicals available to the community, just as they did in the early 1900s.  Many community organizations carry the traditions of the time period when the island peaked in population when it was home to the largest shipping fleet in the area during the late 19th century.  For instance, the private Tarratine Club is among other clubs and summer resort communities on the island that embodies traditions of this time period.  Founded in 1896 and named after the first people to arrive on the island, the Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor has for over 100 years engendered the promotion of tradition and high standards in the recreations of golf, tennis, boating, dining, and other interests alike all while maintaining a culture of congeniality, camaraderie, and atomity through the club’s facilities where it is fundamental that they remain simple and unostentatious.

A Simple Lifestyle That Offers Every Modern Necessity

While a simple lifestyle in Islesboro is common, the island community offers a number of state-of-the-art amenities parallel to life off of the island. Islesboro is home to a number of conveniences available to the entire community, namely: a newly built cutting-edge community center that includes an athletic and fitness facility, a cafe dining eatery, and a cultural arts program.  The island holds a variety of stores, businesses, and dining options that allow residents to access most every necessary supply one might need. The island also offers access to a health center and joins three other Maine islands to offers access to a K-12 school, the Islesboro Central School, which is updated and modernized and attracts both teachers and tuition-paying magnet students from the mainland to be part of the school and island community.  Not only does Islesboro cater to the community’s youth, but to the elderly as well.  The Boardman Cottage is an eldercare-needs resource that allows the elderly to remain on Islesboro and receive the daily help and comfort they need to remain apart of the island community.  With destinations like Camden and Rockport at such close proximity, there are many conveniently located resources that allow Islesboro to embody the quaint and low-profile community that it always has been and preventing it from commercialization.

A Paradise Where Differences Spawn Unity

Life on an island depends on a strong sense of community, which Islesboro is fortunate to have.  The community is very diverse in that there are both year-round and seasonal residents who have called the island home for generations, as well as a great deal who have been recently welcomed into the community.  Many residents have practiced traditional trade professions for the preponderance of their lives, such as craftsmen, painters, and lobstermen among others.  These residents live closely and embrace those who have lived and worked in places across the globe before calling Islesboro home to spend time with their families and friends, often holding executive positions in large corporations and government.  These two socio-economic groups live co-dependently in harmony and engender the unique community that Islesboro has been for centuries.  Regardless of a potential resident’s walk of life, it can be assured that everyone finds their way of enjoying life on Islesboro and that they will be welcomed and accepted into the tight-knit and diverse community.

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Land for Sale – 0 Meadow Pond Road, Islesboro, ME

About 0 Meadow Pond Road, Islesboro

Create a private estate or family compound on this exceptional and private waterfront property with ~1500 feet of water frontage and ~36 acres of which ~24 acres are with conservation easement, providing a natural, protected surround of your building area. This property offers gentle sloping land and bold cliffs, sand, pebble and rock beaches, flat fields and woods. Enjoy stunning sunsets, water activities, walks through the woods, old pasture and along the shore. Dock and mooring possible. Driveway, underground electric infrastructure in place, and test pits for septic. Subdivision in place should you want to consider developing the land. Please see note about property taxes.

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Virtual Open House – 147 Jenny’s Lane, Islesboro, Maine

147 Jenny’s Lane, Islesboro, Maine

This year-round post and beam home is nestled in Islesboro’s sought after Dark Harbor neighborhood. Privately set amongst the trees and rock croppings with beautiful perennial gardens, this home provides private outdoor spaces and immediate access to one of Maine’s quintessential coastal beaches. Custom-built in 2002 with remarkable detail and to the highest standards by Maine’s Shelter Institute, this home is filled with light and provides accommodating spaces for easy living and entertaining – a spacious dining room, living room and family room. Amenities include a gas burning fireplace and wood burning stove, home office, mud and laundry room, and a 2-car garage with partially finished space above. 3 vaulted ceiling bedrooms with shuttered windows and ceiling fans, 2 baths. Good opportunity as rental property or guest home too!
Offered at $529,000

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